Interviews held: w/c 30 March 2020
Start date: September 2020 (subject to vetting checks)
Salary: Main scale – Upper pay scale. In line with ability and experience
Contract type: Permanent. 37 weeks term time
NQT: Applications welcomed
Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic full time History Teacher to commence in September 2020.
We seek a committed and enthusiastic full time History teacher who has high expectations of all students and with the ability to teach History at KS3 and to GCSE. At KS3 all our students study History as part of a broad curriculum offer, while we offer Pearson Edexcel specifications at GCSE. From three forms of entry, we usually have two classes of GCSE History in each cohort as it is a popular options choice. The ability to offer Geography or Religious Education as a second subject would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be a reflective practitioner who is able to maximise the potential of all our pupils. You will use teaching and assessment effectively to ensure that all pupils know and remember key knowledge and skills. You will be passionate about your subject and able to communicate this passion to our students. We are also looking for a colleague who can make a contribution to the wider life of the school, through extra-curricular clubs, trips and visits.
History is in our energetic and exciting Humanities Faculty, where you would be supported by a team of colleagues who teach History, Geography and Religious Education. Faculties at Polam Hall work together and support each other. We have very positive outcomes for GCSE students in History, which is one of our strongest subjects, and are looking to add further strength to this team. The faculty is ambitious and forward looking – with the aim of enabling all students to reach their full potential.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and three forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.
Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.
Please note you should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that you provide enough detail to give a full picture of your skills and experience and what you can contribute to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.
Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.